I’m from a small poultry farming community in Ontario Canada. I have 1 sister, who is 20 and a brother, who is 5 soon to be 6. I love my family and I have a very supportive group of people who’ve helped through all these tough situations in the past few years. My main support person is my boyfriend, he’s been there for me since 2012, when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He loves me for me, and has been my shoulder to cry on ever since.

How do you inspire others?
I decided to face the truth and live with it. I do photography and graphic design as a hobby to keep my mind off of the emotional and financial problems diabetes has caused me.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I face each day as a new challenge. My goal is to overcome this medical problem, and be as active as possible. I have a great support group, I just wish it wasn’t so hard on me financially.

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